Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
notes from memphis on my miniPosted Monday, December 7, 2009, at 6:24 AM
My daughter's fat cat Shea keeps me company, as I peck a story out on my mini.
would help if i got my glasses out of purse but i would have to get out from under blanket to do so -- and its COLD!
daughter rents cute little house in subdivision near university of memphis and built during ww2-- 1942. (good year i might add. some good people born that year! )
yesterday we went to big flea market advertised as 'the BIG CHRISTMAS flea market'! there was a lot of stuff but not many people. huge parking lot almost empty. three dollars to get in to look. interesting but no purchases for madeline.
kristin says that mid-south fair not in memphis anymore because of high crime, too many cars broken into. she thinks fair moved to desoto miss. mmmm...i've never heard of that town.
in afternoon we went to see oprah-recommended movie "precious'" poignant story (novel 'push') about very obese black girl's struggle to overcome poverty and abuse to get education. girl who plays lead has no acting training but does very a good job.
as teacher i recognized so many of the girl's problems, though i doubt i've ever had a child so downtro0dden in one of my classes.
mariah carey plays a sympathetic social worker but i didn't recognize her. they had to ugly her up for the role. monique (comedianne) plays a chillingly abusive mother. wouldn't be surprised if she gets an academy award nomination for that role.
last night it was "monster in law' with j. lopez and jane fonda. omg! did you see fonda's ARMS??? she is obviously still working out.
it was a movie weekend. so nice to watch tv. when i get home, there'll be no more tv. we also watched "war of the worlds" (new one) and a hilarios british comedy called "hot fuzz." tough london cop is assigned to small seeming peaceful village where cops drink beer and support status quo. nobody gets killed but there are buckets of fake blood.
now time to go home.............bye, memphis, see you next time!
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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 573-722-5322.